Niños somos todos

Director Sergi Cameron
Spain / 95 min. / 2019 / Spanish


Niño de Elche’s maiden voyage to Bolivia. An approach to different social and musical realities that enable him to reflect on his own life, his personality, learning music and the relationship between his art and his family.

 

The initial sequence, with its bitching about a vibrating platform and zapateao on metal plates, capture the maverick and exploratory spirit of Paco Contreras, aka “Niño de Elche”, an unclassifiable artist whose career has moved between flamenco and singer-songwriter, with approximations to experimental electronics, rock, jazz, cumbia and basically everything he wanted. But we already know that, and the objective of this film is different: to travel to Bolivia without an agenda and with the desire to approach the creative processes of a country of enormous ethnic variety. And do it as a child would "because the child plays, experiences, creates without objective, without conception of time." Along the way, our traveller finds unique characters and diverse realities; In some, music maintains its tradition and in others, it is simply outlawed. Niño seeks out the everyday sounds of the activities that structure the communities he respectfully visits. A swimming pool in the Bolivian Amazon, a mining community, a Mennonite settlement (of Amish origin) or the Chroma key studio of a quirky YouTuber, are some of the scenarios that allow the protagonist to relate what he sees and hears to his own life, casting reflections on love as a random succession of flashes; of the convenience of approaching the unknown without prejudice; of the need to become aware of the sounds that surround us; of how strict rules generate anxiety and violence, just as all orthodoxy propitiates the need to tear down dogmas.

 

29 OCT, 21:30: PRESENTED BY THE DIRECTOR AND NIÑO DE ELCHE

 

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Entradas BCN

Details
Subtitles
VO

Section
National Scene

Showing format

Leadings
Niño de Elche

Screenwriter(s)
Sergi Cameron

Camera
Ivan Castiñeiras

Producer
Alba Calani, Sergi Cameron, Sergio Estrada

Film company
Nanouk Films, La Cara A, Imago

Film distributor

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